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This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The “design,” which is really little more than a “what if?” idea typical of patents, specifies a shaft made up of inflatable segments and cars that …

3 Reasons Why You're Not Getting Results in the Gym

So you're working hard in the gym, eating right and getting plenty of sleep. The problem is, you aren't seeing results. Your hard work hasn't translated into lost inches or a drop in scale weight. What gives?<p>Lets talk about it.<p><b>1. You aren't consistent with your nutrition</b><p>The first question I ask new …

Weight Loss

You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably gotten drawn into the argument over whether it's better to cut carbs or fat from your diet. A new study doesn't completely resolve that question, but it does provide an important insight.<p>Some proponents of the low-carb diet insist that you must …

Nutrition

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Exercise

This Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch Quickly Turned Into An Incredible Internet Meme

The Deflategate saga raged on Wednesday in a New York courtroom, where a judge grilled both the NFL and Tom Brady’s legal team in order to draw a conclusion to the ridiculous controversy. The Patriots was quarterback was present for the proceedings, and he looked looked quite dapper and healthy …

Only A World-Class Asshole Would Post Photos Like These

The needless murder of Cecil the lion by a dentist from Minnesota has helped expose the practice of trophy hunting to a horrified American public. …

Giraffes

Adorable Shar-Pei Puppy Looks Like a Cuddly Teddy Bear

Meet Tonkey, an adorable bear-coat shar-pei who looks more like a stuffed animal than she does pup. The fluffy pooch is just a baby at four months old, but she's already taken the internet by storm with her silly persona and delightful antics. Because she's young, Tonkey is still learning to …

Cute Animals

This New Dress Trend For Girls Is Not Sexy

<b>It appears that the new dress trend for girls is to wear insanely tight, essentially see-through dresses,</b> that might as well be a second skin. And …

Clothing

Fruits That Burn Belly Fat

Fruits are often talked about on both ends of the weight loss spectrum. Are there really fruits that burn belly fat? Some people argue that eating a …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Five muscle groups that are too often ignored at the gym

After 12 years as a trainer, I know that having a training plan is crucial. A plan keeps you focused, allows you to track your progress and gives you objective data to understand why you are, or are not, reaching your goals.<p>I also know that developing a strength routine can be stressful, …

Installing Solar Panels Is About to Get Easier for Lower- and Middle-Income Americans

Home solar panels tend to carry a whiff of luxury or granola, even as entrepreneurs and nonprofits prove that they can be affordable at every strata. …

Solar Power

Banana peels are your new weight-loss weapon, seriously

We’re serious: Banana peels are the new weight-loss weapon. Best of all, you can just toss them into your morning smoothie along with that whole …

Pluto probe uncovers mysterious 'dark pole' on big moon Charon

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a strange dark patch at the pole of Pluto's big moon Charon, further whetting researchers' appetites ahead …

NASA Preps Mission To Search For Life On Europa, One Of Jupiter's Moons

The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to have an ocean just beneath its frozen crust -- and some scientists think it may have just the right ingredients for life.<p>Now, NASA is getting ready …

Astronomy

Goodbye Peter Parker, Miles Morales to become first black Spider-Man

The popular alternative universe character takes over official Spidey duties from Peter Parker later this year<p>After more than half a century of sterling service to webslinging, Peter Parker is to be replaced as Marvel's official Spider-Man by a mixed-race character who for four years has been …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

Civil rights advocates lobbied Facebook to stop automatically deleting all profiles of current American prisoners, The Daily Beast has learned.<p>One …

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Adventure<p>Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen …

NASA's 'Flying Saucer' Will Test Supersonic Landing From The Edge Of Space

The LDSD uses a huge parachute and a surface-wide balloon as supersonic brakes<p><b>Update 5:45 p.m. EDT 6/8/15:</b> A collective groan echoed throughout the LDSD mission control as flight controllers watched the flying saucer's supersonic parachute shred during descent. The parachute deployed at first, but …

Space Exploration